On The Road, Part 1: En Route to Santa Barbara, Seacliff

I’ve been on a hiatus with my postings. As much as I would like to say I was on a sabbatical, my only reason is that life and work proceeded to take over my hours until I finally looked at the calendar and realized 2011 is of yesteryear. Clearly seeing that I needed to take […]

Oh So Majestic (Garlic)

Garlic… I love the aroma, but that taste does not sit well with my taste bud. As such, I’m not an expert when it comes to garlic (I am one of those who pleads for the cook to “please, please don’t put any garlic”), but there are a lot of culinary experts who can’t have […]

Look Ma, No Tears

Mom has made me slice-and-dice hundreds of onions…. and man, are they tear jerkers. I can’t say I love ’em, but check these out: aren’t they beautiful? Look at the art forming from those roots! Gaytan Family Farm, Inc. Mira Loma, CA; Santa Maria, CA Website: goodveg.org/Gaytan.html

Why So Green?

Gaytan Family Farm, Inc. Mira Loma, CA; Santa Maria, CA Website: http://www.goodveg.org/gaytan.html I can’t say I love brussels sprout, but I do love some grilled artichoke hearts or spinach and artichoke dip. I also love tomatillo sauce but I rely on pre-made–bottled and ready for me at the counter. I miss my friend Tony. He […]

Non-Profit: Tikva Children Charities

Tikva Children’s Charities, San Martin, CA A non-profit founded by Shahla Hassani, a brain tumor survivor. Shahla sells unique jewelry pieces that she purchased (or were donated) from local jewelers. 100 percent of the proceeds she makes from the sales go to various children’s charities or to people in need.

Tomatoes: Penny Lane Farm

Penny Lane Tomatoes Website: www.1tomatomama.com The drive from Northern California back to Southern California deserves a few stops along the way. An early start resulted in us passing by a small Farmers Market along the 101 in a small town called Betabel. Thanks to Betabel, this little project of mine came to life! Those of […]